Birth Injuries

Southern California Birth Injury and Infant Wrongful Death Attorneys

Child and Parents recover $4,500,000 from Hospital for failure to diagnose a placental abruption and delayed delivery of baby resulting in brain injury.  Read More

Birth Injury Trial Lawyers Southern CaliforniaTrauma in Labor, Delivery or NICU Causing Birth Injury is Devastating to Parents

While most medical malpractice cases are complex, birth injury cases can be especially difficult because effects on the child many not be apparent for weeks, months, or even until the child enters school or early education classes.

Oftentimes, victims of medical malpractice are unaware that there was negligence and only know that there was a bad outcome resulting in injury or death. Our experienced legal team will thoroughly review the medical records and consult with the necessary experts in order to determine if you have a case.

A birth injury case in California involves many important questions that must be answered in order to aggressively pursue justice and recovery:

  • What is the precise nature of the injury to the child?
  • At what stage of birth did the injury occur?
  • What actions (or inaction) on the part of OB/GYN, neo-natal nurse or other physician resulted in the birth injury?
  • Was the hospital private or government-owned?
  • At what age did the birth injury become apparent?
  • What are the long-term costs associated with the injury (special educational needs, physical therapy, long-term care, etc.)?

When your baby was injured because of negligence during labor, delivery or in a neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) or pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), the lawyers at Donahue & Horrow, L.L.P., will work to get real answers. If a doctor or hospital was negligent, we will fight for justice.  Thomas Donahue is well aware of the challenges of birth injury cases. For the past decade, he has focused on pursuing these claims for injured children in California courts.

Experienced Los Angeles Attorneys For Compassionate And Aggressive Legal Representation In Birth Injury Cases

Thomas Donahue has handled cases involving children injured at all stages of the birth process. He understands parents’ concerns for their children. He has also seen the progress and results that is possible for some children when they receive treatment and rehabilitation after a birth injury.

He wants to obtain the compensation that is necessary so that his clients’ children can have the best outcome possible for their conditions.

Child and mother child receive $2,900,000 for negligence by Hospital and Obstetrician for failure to timely delivery baby with abnormal fetal heart rate.  Read More

He has handled birth injury cases involving injuries to children causing cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. He has also handled cases involving failure to monitor babies and children in a NICU or PICU.

We handle cases involving:

  • Severe injury to the mother or baby
  • Cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Wrongful birth
  • Misdiagnosis and delayed treatment
  • Hospital, nurse, doctor, anesthesiologist errors
  • Surgical and post-surgery complications

Law and Limitations that Apply to California Birth Injury Cases

While some parts of a birth injury claim are handled exactly like other medical malpractice claims, certain laws and limitations apply only to cases involving birth injury or injuries to minors. For example, cases involving children have priority on a trial calendar. That is, birth injury malpractice cases may receive a trial date within nine months of filing, instead of languishing for two years for a trial date like other cases.

“Tom, Rebecca, John, Molly, Alex, Rosa, and Elizabeth helps us navigate our birth injury case with care and compassion, not to mention complete skill.  At times we were overwhelmed by the magnitude of it all, but knowing we had all of you on our team made it bearable.

Thank you all for fighting so hard for us.  We truly appreciate the care, kindness, and compassion.  We would certainly recommend your firm to others.”

— S.G., Gatos, CA

Claims involving birth injury do not have to be filed until the child’s eighth birthday in most cases. This allows claims for injuries that may not have been apparent until a child entered school. Unfortunately, some claims, such as claims against a government-run hospital, have much shorter deadlines so it is important to contact an experienced birth injury attorney if you suspect that your child has a birth injury.

The Los Angeles area law firm of Donahue & Horrow, L.L.P., handles birth injury cases throughout California. The initial consultation will be at no cost. All cases are billed on a contingency fee basis — there will be no cost to you unless or until we recover compensation in the form of an insurance settlement or trial award.

Minor child and his parents received $2,680,000 from Obstetrician and Hospital for negligent delay in delivering baby causing brain injury.  Read More

Child receives $2,400,000 from hospital, obstetrician and pediatrician for negligence in labor, delivery and neonatal care.  Read More

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Los Angeles Med Mal Attorneys Birth Injury Support WebsiteFind Comprehensive Information and Support On Our New Birth Injury Website

Birth injury cases are complex and emotionally difficult and we have dedicated an entire website just for parents who have been affected by a birth injury.

We encourage you to learn more about medical malpractice and birth injuries, how we can help you, as well as find support on our new website: Birth Injury Support.